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End of Republicans’ ‘Whites only’ strategy

End of Republicans’ ‘Whites only’ strategy

This will probably be the last presidential election in which Republicans can afford to ignore issues of paramount importance to Blacks and Latinos and expect to have a remote chance of winning the White House.  Obama v. Romney is the political equivalent of Brown v. Board of Education. A separate and unequal approach to national […]

A salute to General Colin Powell

A salute to General Colin Powell

There is abundant evidence that this will be a close contest between President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. For many people who have already voted early or who plan to go out to the polls in record numbers on Tuesday, the campaign endorsements by various public officials does have a significant impact. […]

One Voice for Volusia announces workplace contest

One Voice for Volusia announces workplace contest

One Voice for Volusia invites individuals to think about those colleagues who seem to manage it all: time, responsibilities, clients’ needs and all with a smile. Whether there is an individual within the same organization or someone who works closely with the nominator in the community, take this opportunity to nominate one of your colleagues who […]

Updated: Last glance before the polls

Updated: Last glance before the polls

Local candidates share their views in Times questionnaire BY THE DAYTONA TIMES STAFF What will be your priorities or top issues you will focus on if elected? It’s the first question posed to candidates who are seeking elected office in Daytona Beach and Volusia County. A detailed questionnaire was submitted by the Daytona Times to […]

Much prayer, patience may be needed at Sunday’s Soul to the Polls

Much prayer, patience may be needed at Sunday’s Soul to the Polls

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Church members who plan to participate in Sunday’s “Souls to the Polls” march in Daytona Beach should be prepared to wait in a long line for hours. Volusia County Supervisor of Elections Ann McFall says she will not be adding extra voting machines at the site to accommodate what is […]

Retired teacher, funeral home co-owner Theresa Gainous laid to rest

Retired teacher, funeral home co-owner Theresa Gainous laid to rest

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES A “Celebration of Life’’ service was held Wednesday for Theresa Vivian Crosslin Gainous, a retired Daytona Beach teacher and former owner of R.J. Gainous Funeral Home. Mrs. Gainous died on Oct. 11 in her home. She was 90 years old. The service took place at Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church […]

Race between Volusia sheriff, Seminole deputy heats up

Race between Volusia sheriff, Seminole deputy heats up

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson is accusing his challenger Seminole County Deputy Wendell Bradford of lying in public about what he has accomplished in Volusia County. “That’s getting into credibility. Is that what you want for your sheriff, (someone) that’s not going to tell you the truth,” questioned Johnson. He […]

Storm moves up prep football games

Storm moves up prep football games

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The threat of Tropical Storm Sandy coming to Florida has opted many high schools to move Friday night football games to Thursday. The storm isn’t expected to hit Florida but is expected to be a hurricane and bring tropical storm force winds to Brevard, Volusia and Flagler counties on Friday. (Note: […]

Flagler well-represented during campaign stop

Flagler well-represented during campaign stop

Husband Louie and I basked in excitement – waiting with others – for Ketterlinus Gymnasium’s doors to open and listen to Vice President Joe Biden there Saturday in St. Augustine. The campaign stop tuned in more than 950 people, many of whom came from Palm Coast. The vice president’s bullet points for the Obama-Biden ticket stipulate […]

Women’s group to present Raz-Ma-Tazz and All That Jazz

Women’s group to present Raz-Ma-Tazz and All That Jazz

The Daytona Beach Section of the National Council of Negro Women Inc. will present “Raz-Ma-tazz and All That Jazz 2012” on Nov. 11 from 2 to 5 p.m. The event, which will take place at the Center for Civic Engagement at Bethune-Cookman University, is a fundraiser for the group’s annual Black History Brain Bowl and […]